Individual research projects investigate several online teaching tools in relation to the learner's presence with the tool. It was discovered that a variety of online teaching tools provided college student presence and were effective for their studies. Blogs, discussion boards, wikis, and 3D virtual worlds were used to engage students in their computer learning. The School of Education uses a variety of online tools for teaching. Online teaching resources explore the students' digital learner presence and offer student feedback on their perceptions of the affordances of these tools.
List of online tools used in Research
Blogs started as online diaries but have evolved into information hubs. They facilitate information exchange and promote teamwork. Typically, entries are listed in date order, with the most recent posting at the top. In the middle of the 1990s, a technology called a weblog—later abbreviated to "blog"—was developed. The use of blogging software encourages students to think more deeply about their lessons and participate in discussions.
Discussion boards also referred to as bulletin boards or forums, are places where people can post information, ideas, or questions and receive asynchronous responses from others. A discussion board allows for more thoughtful responses because users have more time to think before posting than a chatroom, which is used for instant responses to posts.
Wikis are tools that allow for creation, collaboration, editing, linking to websites, adding images and videos, and sharing with other wiki members. Because wikis do not require the setup and hosting of a website, users do not need to be familiar with web editing. WikiWikiWeb, which was created by Ward Cunningham in 1995, was named after the Hawaiian word for "fast" and was the first wiki ever created. Wikis are a great format for group work and can be secured so that only those enrolled in the unit of study can access it. Discussion boards in the LMS chosen by the university have been used by the authors in all of their units to interact with students.
3 D Virtual worlds
Virtual worlds are low-cost computer programs that use a person's avatar to simulate or replace real-world activities in 3D. For online teaching and learning with students, virtual worlds are the best option because they can accurately reflect the real world in context.